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On-Ground Updates

17 October 2019

  • Jaffna International Airport to be declared open today ; flights to operate from November
    The Jaffna International Airport in Palaly which was transformed at a cost of Rs 2.2 billion will be declared open today (Oct 17), flagging off flight services between India and Sri Lanka. Read more via Sunday Times Online.

15 October 2019

  • Rs. 56 b deal signed for first-ever cable car project in N’Eliya
    The Government this week signed an agreement with the Sri Lankan unit of Austrian firm Outdoor Engineering Lanka Ltd. to initiate the country’s first-ever cable car project in Nuwara Eliya with an investment of over Rs. 56 billion. Read more via DailyFT.
  • SriLankan Airlines becomes ‘Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’ at World Travel Awards for the third consecutive year
    SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the one world alliance, reaffirming its stature as a leading airline in the Indian sub-continent, won the prestigious ‘Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’ title for the third consecutive year at World Travel Awards Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony. Read more via Colombo Page.

10 October 2019

  • Recognizing Jaffna: A Culinary Adventure by Popular YouTubers – Chopstick Travel
    Under the Sri Lanka Tourism’s Travel Blogger & Influencer Program, Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson of ‘’Chopstick Travel’’ – the popular Food Travel based YouTube channel visited Sri Lanka recently to explore Sri Lanka’s culinary diversity filled with rich flavors. Read more via So Sri Lanka travel news.

3 October 2019

  • Sri Lanka attacks: The beach paradise that wants its tourists back
    Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday suicide bombings killed more than 250 people – and threatened to wreck the country’s tourism industry. But, five months on, there is hope on the horizon, reports the BBC’s Anbarasan Ethirajan in Colombo. Read more via BBC online.